Top 10 States for Physical Activity

National data is available to compare states based on how active the people of each state are. Listed below are the rankings of states based on responses to physical activity questions.

State 

Meeting Minimum Aerobic Activity Recommendation*

Meeting Minimum Strength Recommendation**

% Active ***

Colorado

1

1 1
Oregon 2 13 4
Vermont 3 28 5
Hawaii 4 8 6
California 5 7 3
Alaska 6 2 9
Wisconsin 7 27 12
Idaho 8 18 7
Maine 9 35 13
Massachusetts 10 9 14

* Percent participating in "recommended" activity level of aerobic physical activity for 150 minutes or more per week.    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2011.

** Percent participating in "recommended" strength training at least 2 times per week.    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2011.

*** Percent "active" = people participating in some physical activity in the past month.  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2011.

Last Revised: April 21, 2015